Want to build some breeder cages...got ?'s

Discussion in 'Quail' started by swheat, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Maybe someone here has already built some to these. I am going to salvage some cages I have around here that I am not using to make some breeder cages. I plan making them 2 X 10 feet, with 9 individual pens that are 13" wide X 20" deep. I want these to have sloped floors for egg roll out. Would a 2 inch slope for 20 inches be suitable ? or is that too much ?
    If I have enough wire I may make this a doubledecker to save space and have catch trays under top level.
     
  2. CoCkYone88

    CoCkYone88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Plenty mine are 1''1/2 slope in 19'' bottoms eggs roll to the catch just fine.
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Thanks
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:what are you planning on having in a 13X20" cage ? if you're planning on Coturnix i would strongly suggest that you AT LEAST DOUBLE the size of that to 26" X 20" and then only put a MAX of 3-4 birds in there. STANDARD rule of thumb for space alotment is 1 square foot/12 square inches for each bird.
     
  5. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    I was only going by the GQF breeder cage dimensions...thanks for the advice
    I am planning on having Bobs and Corturnix.
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:sure ,not a problem. i don't know requirements for BW. just the coturnix. I have found that generally speaking, they like to have a ratio of 1 rooster to at least 3 hens but better 1roo /5 hens.The roos can be HARD on a hen and several together gives relief to the hens.....
     

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